SirSeth

SirSeth

Lives in United States Hagerstown, United States
Works as a Teacher
Has a website at wallygoots.smugmug.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2004
About me:

My plan is to ever improve my trade, my hobbies, and my relationships with family, friends, and my God. My trade is teaching Math and Computers. My primary hobbies are lutherie (guitar building) and photography. My God is slow to anger and abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us for our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is His love for those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us. If you have questions or gripes about my God, I always enjoy talking with someone who is a seeker. Rock throwers are rarely convinced of anything spiritual and I can respect their desire to believe differently than myself.

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Color and tone appear realistic to me without appearing cooked. The new 20mp sensor looks good. The Retro styling appears to be done right rather than being a cheezy throwback or getting in the way of function. A very well coordinated design that I hope gives cues to the E-M1 successor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 03:36 UTC as 27th comment
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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Neodp: You know the thing is, it does very much look the part; but it's not for serious photography. Since not then it should not be priced so. What a waste. It's looks stunning and has the EVF placement very right; combined with overall looks.

It's an professional "escort" camera. All show and so fake. Misleading. Can't last; but your wallet will tell the tale.

You've got to be kidding or blindly biased Neodp. I shoot Sony A7 and M43 and yes, and have found M43 to hit way above it's sensor size. There is a 1.5 stop difference which seems less at times due to the size/weight of the system and the excellent 5-axis IS (best in the business). In addition, Olympus bodies tend to offer serious photographers a very high level of customization. Complaining about the price of quality optics and complaining that M43s isn't serious enough for serious photographers is contradictory. Olympus knows lenses and Panasonic has some gems. Of course, when I can afford an A7Rii, I'll enjoy the advantages of 42MP FF, but this PEN would make a great sidekick (and not only for when I'm feeling frivolous). The only think I can think of is that you are judging current FF cameras against M4/3rds from several generations ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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io_bg: Looks great but it's too expensive for what it is.

The GX8 lists for $1444 and sells (at reputable dealers) for the same price that this PEN lists for. I expect the new PEN will sell for list price for a short time before we see the street price settle in. That's why I'm not an early adopter.

As far as features go there's little difference practically for still shooters. Only 4K for video would differentiate them functionally for videographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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Sherlock74: More for JPEG shooters I believe. Lots of good stuff on there but pointless if only a RAW shooter. Looks great though.

"Elementary, my dear Watson. One only has to consider the front dial when shooting JPG or RAW+JPG which many do for cataloging or uploading to social media. While at first blush it's a moot point for those who only shoot RAW, Olympus has one of the most pleasing JPG engines in the industry, and it makes sense for them to provide access to this strength."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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Geodesiq: No integrated grip??? Not even a little bump like most of the other Pens and virtually every other camera??? How stupid. Sacrificing function for fashion.

It seems from the press release that Olympus is offering an optional acra beveled bottom bracket with hand grip for this camera. If one can access the battery compartment while attached, it will very nice. There will be aftermarket grips and plates anyhow, but it looks like Olympus knows that some people want as small and retro as possible while others prefer the heft and feel of a grip.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 20:46 UTC

Looks like a really nice underwater camera. But $2900?! Yikes!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:19 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Hooooo ho ho ho! Har har har har har! ....(cough).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 24th comment
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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nandbytes: "quickly became one of our favorite lenses last year on both Canon and Sony A-mount bodies."

On Sony a-mount? really? Do tell us more, I am intrigued...

The A7RII focuses Canon lenses with AF adapters and some lenses are very fast. It's part of the excitement surrounding mirrorless camera development and why people say progress of mirrorless the future. On sensor dual AF and room to mount almost any adapter isn't just for legacy lenses anymore. It's only a matter of time (IMO) before one can use Sony, Canon, Nikon, Zeiss, Pentax... glass on Sony mirrorless just as they were designed to be used on their native bodies. But right now Canon lenses work on Sony and it's a big step. I for one would like very much to try the A7Rii with Canon 11-24mm f4L. Out of my price range right now though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Sadly, I'm not going to vote in this.
The list is too restrictive...far more products were released that are deserving of of a listing in this, than what the DPR staff have deemed worthy. The available list is far too restrictive.
I'm not saying that there are not strong contenders in the list, but not really representative of a wide range of products.

Good come back Leandros. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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photomedium: Most useful to me when hiking rx100III.
Best deal ever a6000.
Best camera of 2015 Nikon D5500.
Best cameras I will never buy: a7rii, rx100iv, rx1ii.
Best camera with worst ergonomics for my hands D7200.

I too, rather than slamming any particular brand, would prefer to collect the whole set if I could. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Sadly, I'm not going to vote in this.
The list is too restrictive...far more products were released that are deserving of of a listing in this, than what the DPR staff have deemed worthy. The available list is far too restrictive.
I'm not saying that there are not strong contenders in the list, but not really representative of a wide range of products.

Gladly, those who lack critical reading skills are opting not to vote. That's how it should be. If only all elections worked on this principle! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:11 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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nandbytes: "quickly became one of our favorite lenses last year on both Canon and Sony A-mount bodies."

On Sony a-mount? really? Do tell us more, I am intrigued...

I think they meant Sony E-mount (with adapter).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 14:02 UTC
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (195 comments in total)

I'm going to love this forum! Great addition and Tom's a good guy, so glad to see him get some press.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 19th comment
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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SirSeth: Apple users everywhere have just discovered that battery packs exist! Such innovation... a revolution... and in either black or white!

(Don't ruin it for them).

We should get together some time and throw tomatoes at each other. Now that would be funny.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 04:00 UTC
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)
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SirSeth: Apple users everywhere have just discovered that battery packs exist! Such innovation... a revolution... and in either black or white!

(Don't ruin it for them).

Yes, Joseph, that's what I'm saying. However, that is only a small portion of the shocking things I am actually meaning. Just imagine horrors and you've only scratched the surface of my evil mind. Or... humor exists.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On Connect post Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

Apple users everywhere have just discovered that battery packs exist! Such innovation... a revolution... and in either black or white!

(Don't ruin it for them).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 13:45 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies

As a first go I think this is amazing--based now on what it is but what it will be in 3 generations (and what it will be if the competition feels a need to challenge this feature with their own implementation). Basically, it's a great idea they have started to implement.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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Bob Janes: Just to note - any of these cameras are great - not a lot between them in practical terms.

If everyone had the same priorities, you would be right. Based on a fixed list of priorities (which you call practical terms and I call subjective terms) there's not a lot between them. Otherwise there is a world between them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
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Carerra: I have to say I really love my D810, it for me has everything, resolution and image quality is all you should worry about, remember the main aim is to take photos! I also don't use half of the D810's capabilities, Iso low and High, A.S.M, Bracketing, self-timer, good flash sync, what else do you really need, I think wifi would be fun, but I don't miss it because I don't have it, If the D810 had all cross type focus points all over the screen to me it would be the ultimate choice of camera, I really think when we get to a D900 there really isn't anymore you could want, apart from creating new ideas for this camera.

The 810 has about the best IQ out there challenged only by the A7RII imo. Glad it suits you because that's what it's really about. No need to qualify for others what they really need or what if you are happy. I can guess that for me a D900 will still be too much like the D810 for me to consider--but that's alright. It's not what I want.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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fuego6: I would not want to be a PRO photographer these days... the need for a pro are dwindling and dwindling...

Exactly Fuego6, those who are unwilling or unable to change and adapt will struggle. But that's nothing new.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 14:41 UTC
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